Burdon flies in finale; Craft Bamboo and Winslow take the title

Source:FRD LMP3 Series   Post:2017-09-17
Craft Bamboo Racing and James Winslow sealed the teams and driver titles in the FRD LMP3 series, but not before Josh Burdon broke through for a well deserved first win for the season in the final race at Zhuhai today.

Burdon started from pole and rapidly built a 20-second lead coming into the compulsory pit stop, and his co-driver Neric Wei maintained the gap comfortably to seal the win, and second place in the series for KCMG.

It wasn’t enough to take the title however, with a well executed conservative race being enough to give James Winslow the drivers title, and Craft Bamboo Racing the team title with the opportunity to compete in the Asian Le Mans Series.

Winslow drove a careful first stint before handing over to super-sub Hiroki Yoshida, who kept the car on the track to take the title for the Cars 3 team and Lightning McQueen.
Second place in the race went to Eurasia Motorsport team, with Garnet Patterson and Martin Cao taking second place.

Three title contenders entered the last race, but only two were left by the end of lap one, after a Lap 1 move by Yann Clairay ending in a spin in Turn 4, and taking them out of contention for both the race and the series title.
The other retirement of note was the second Craft Bamboo car, which was stranded after Greg Taylor spun 20 minutes from the end.

The LMP3 cars now enter off-season mode, with many of the drivers and teams in addition to the prize-winning Craft Bamboo racing and Eurasia Motorsport considering entries into the Asian Le Mans Series which starts in Zhuhai in one month’s time.